On March 5th Benchmark Litigation hosted the second half of its ninth annual US awards in which it recognized the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms for their work over the past twelve months. 

This year for the second time the brand is having two seperate ceremonies, with the West coast edition held at The St Regis, San Francisco on March 5.

Big winners from the evening included San Francisco-based national plaintiff shop Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, who took three awards, Kalpana Srinivasan of Susman Godfrey's Los Angeles' office and national firm O'Melveny & Myers, who each took four, LA trial law boutique Hueston Hennigan, who received five, and national powerhouse Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, who claimed a whopping six awards. 

Congratulations to the winners, all of which are listed below:

STATE FIRM AWARDS

Alaska

Ashburn & Mason

 

Arizona

Osborn Maledon

 

Colorado 

Moye White

 

Hawaii 

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

 

Idaho

Gjording Fouser

 

Montana

Crowley Fleck

 

Nebraska

Husch Blackwell

 

Nevada

Bailey Kennedy

  

New Mexico

Modrall Sperling

 

North Dakota

Zuger Kirmis & Smith

 

Oklahoma

Crowe & Dunlevy

  

Oregon

Stoll Berne

 

South Dakota

Johnson Janklow Abdallah Reiter & Parsons

 

Texas

Gibbs & Bruns

  

Utah

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

 

Washington

Summit Law Group

 

Wyoming

Hirst Applegate

 

CALIFORNIA AWARDS

Los Angeles Firm of the Year

Hueston Hennigan

  

Los Angeles Attorney of the Year 

John Hueston, Hueston Hennigan

  

San Francisco Firm of the Year

Keker Van Nest & Peters

 

San Francisco Attorney of the Year

Sonal Mehta, WilmerHale

 

San Diego Firm of the Year

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

 

San Diego Attorney of the Year

Koji Fukumura, Cooley

 

Silicon Valley Firm of the Year 

Reichman Jorgensen
 

Silicon Valley Attorney of the Year 

Courtland Reichman, Reichman Jorgensen

 

California – Antitrust Litigation Firm of the Year

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

  

California – Antitrust Litigation Attorney of the Year 

Dan Swanson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

California – Bankruptcy Litigation Firm of the Year 

Proskauer

 

California – Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney of the Year

Michael Firestein, Proskauer

 

California – Entertainment Litigation Firm of the Year 

Venable

 

California – Entertainment Litigation Attorney of the Year 

Ekwan Rhow, Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow

 

California – Environmental/Natural Resources Litigation Firm of the Year 

O’Melveny & Myers

 

California – Environmental/Natural Resources Litigation Attorney of the Year

Matt Kline, O’Melveny & Myers

  

California – Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year 

Fish & Richardson

 

California – Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney of the Year 

Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey

 

California – Labor & Employment Litigation Firm of the Year

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

  

California – Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney of the Year 

Theane Evangelis – Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

  

California – Plaintiff Firm of the Year 

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

 

California – Plaintiff Attorney of the Year 

Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey

 

California – Securities Litigation Firm of the Year 

O’Melveny & Myers

 

California – Securities Litigation Attorney of the Year

Seth Aronson, O’Melveny & Myers


California – White-Collar Crime Litigation Firm of the Year

Hueston Hennigan

 

California – White-Collar Crime Litigation Attorney of the Year 

Gary Lincenberg – Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow

 

California – Trial Firm of the Year

Hueston Hennigan

 

California – Trial Lawyer of the Year

Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey


California – National Firm of the Year

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 


Hall of Fame

John Keker, Keker Van Nest & Peters

Douglas Young, Farella Braun & Martel

 

Impact Cases

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Coachella Valley Water District et al. (O’Melveny & Myers)

Andrews v. Plains All American Pipeline (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein)

Bernstein et al. v. Virgin America Inc. (Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP, Kosinski + Thiagaraj LLP, and Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller And Shah) 

Ciuffitelli v. Deloitte et al. (Stoll Berne, Hagens Berman) 

County of Linn v. State of Oregon (Davis Wright Tremaine)

Fiat Chrysler settlements (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein)

In Re Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico (Proskauer)

Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert (Hueston Hennigan)

O'Connor v. Uber (Gibson Dunn & Crutcher)

People v. Plains All American Pipeline (Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow)

Schnatter v. Papa John's (Glaser Weil)

Title Source Inc. v. HouseCanary Inc. (Susman Godfrey)

Trendsettah USA, Inc. v. Swisher International, Inc. (Gibson Dunn & Crutcher)